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The Order of the Gavel announces 2012 inductees


   

Group photo of 2012 Order of the Gavel inductees. The 2012 inductees of the Order of the Gavel.


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 16, 2012 – The Order of the Gavel is an honor society with both undergraduate and graduate student members who serve as leaders of major student organizations.

The honor society supports student leadership development and intellectual and personal growth. Through partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the order develops relationships that promote positive leadership development.

In 1984, Virginia Tech Vice President for Student Affairs Sandra Sullivan founded the order, believing the university should recognize and celebrate the value of student leaders. The Order of the Gavel has grown from an honor society representing 13 undergraduate student organizations to an order of 25 undergraduate and graduate student members from governance, media, leadership, the Corps of Cadets, and programming organizations.

The Order of the Gavel's 2012 inductees are

  • Shaimaa Abdallah of Alexandria, Egypt, a doctoral student majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering;
  • Christopher Atkins of Berryville, Va., a junior majoring in agricultural sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences;
  • Jordan Booker of Roanoke, Va., a doctoral student majoring in psychology in the College of Science;
  • Tyler Campbell of Roanoke, Va., a senior majoring in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering;
  • Mauricio Castrov of Coral Springs, Fla., a senior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business;
  • Caroline Doss of Salem, Va., a junior majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies;
  • Dustin Dorph of Oak Ridge, N.J., a senior majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering;
  • Kylie Gilbert of Woodbridge, Va., a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business;
  • Allyse Golden of Vienna, Va., a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business;
  • Michael Goodwin of Annandale, Va., a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business;
  • Alyssa Hager of Springfield, Va., a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science;
  • Matthew Haugen of Chesapeake, Va., a senior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Lauren Heming of Alexandria, Va., a junior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business;
  • Rawlin Jefferson of Dumfries, Va., a senior majoring in management in the Pamplin College of Business;
  • Robyn Jones of West Palm Beach, Fla., a graduate student in the education leadership and policy studies program in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Michael Mosley of Virginia Beach, Va., a master's degree student in the curriculum and instruction program in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Kareim Oliphant of Union, N.J., a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science;
  • Nicholas Onopa of Wausau, Wis., a senior majoring in public and urban affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies;
  • Caroline Sapyta of Chester Springs, Pa., a junior majoring in environmental resource management in the College of Natural Resources and Environment;
  • Anjelica Smith of Chesapeake, Va., a senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Michelle Sutherland of Arlington, Va., a junior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; and
  • and Christopher Tam of Blacksburg, a senior majoring in economics and business in the Pamplin College of Business.

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Written by Kimberly Bassler.